Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cover Girl Marion Cotillard

Starring as 'Miranda Tate' in one of the year's most anticipated movies, The Dark Knight Rises, Marion Cotillard has rightfully taken her place in the spotlight, covering not one, but two issues of Vogue (Paris and US), as well as covers for Marie Claire UK, WSJ (Wall Street Journal Magazine) & Madame Figaro for July/August 2012. Of these five, I favored the editorials from Vogue US and WSJ Magazine, which reflect the enigmatic theme of the movie, without undermining the natural beauty and grace of the Parisian-born actress.

On the cover of the August 2012 issue of American Vogue, Marion is dashing in a twilight blue velvet pants-suit by Ralph Lauren. The styling for this editorial takes on a wintry spell, with rich velvets in stormy jewel tones.

The winter must-have luxury trench coat, in quilted navy blue velvet by Burberry Prorsum. Her gold-trimmed heels are by Ralph Lauren.

The Parisian-born actress dons an off-the-shoulder silk chiffon blouse by Salvatore Ferragamo with slick black hat by Maison Michel.

Marion displays the sumptuousness of red velvet in this ruby 3-piece suit by Ralph Lauren

My favourite from all the outfits, a textured black velvet and embroidered tulle bustier gown by McQ Alexander McQueen. With the ankle-strap heels straight off the runway.

WSJ Magazine

For WSJ or The Wall Street Journal, Marion is pictured in opulent designer wear from the Fall 2012 collections, with a focus on red and black. She graces the cover in a sultry black tulle embroidered gown with floral appliqués by Gucci.

A modernistic tri-coloured ensemble by Balenciaga, with angled strapless neckline, digital animal print waistband and red silk skirt.

A striking combination of rouge and coal - Marion wears a slinky black bustier gown by Bottega Veneta, hedged by an oversized red Jil Sander coat.

The Academy Award winning actress is bewitching in a wool Bottega Veneta dress, enveloped by a black bolero in shredded black chiffon. Dark makeup and slick leather gloves that add to the overall introspective tone of the editorial.

Which editorial do you prefer, Vogue or WSJ?


fluff and fripperies said...

I love Marion! Both editorials are stunning but the Vogue one just wins out for me - the shot with the blue velvet coat is just stunning xo

Rikki said...

she looks stunning in the first and last photos. Cant wait to watch the dark knight rises! xx

Adeola Naomi said...

Great editorial and I also like the McQ one !

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! They both are great but I prefered Vogue's editorial!! Kisses dear and have a nice day!!:*

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Sada said...

Isn't she stunning?!! Too difficult to decide between the two, but I'm leaning toward WSJ. Although I'd do just about ANYTHING for that Burberry P. trench!! LOVE it!
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Ivana said...

She is definitely one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of her generation! Whatever she does, she's always perfect! I love the Vogue editorial so much!

Have an amazing day!

xx Ivana
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Anna said...

Sam how do you do it?? I adore going through your posts like this where you put the runway fashion + editorials + superstars. Its amazing to see and compare. I LOVE Miranda Tate (admitedly i fell in love after Inception) but I had no idea she was in Dark Knight Rises (can I really call myself a fan then!?) Such a gorgeous post hun.

Anna xo

Andie Willows said...

you should have seen me how i was looking at this! you put this together perfectly! i have to agree with anna! how do you do it?

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Indistinctive Writer said...

wow, she was the one from inception? she reminds me of shannen doherty or carrie-ann moss ^_^

thanks for the comment on my blog Sam! yeah, the explanation of the priest was new to me too. it was a whole new perspective on marriage. i thought the interview was just going to be a series of awkward questions LOL~

have a nice day!

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Daniella said...

Hi sweetie, great post. Both editorials are stunning but I think as predictable as it may be, Vogue has the edge! She looks gorgeous in every picture! :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Elisabeth said...

Wow that floral lace dress is stunning, definately WSJ! I liked her in Inception, have you seen that movie?
I've been great, I was busy working while you were on holiday and now it's my turn :) What kind of magazines do you have?
Concerning your comment on my blog, yeah, 16 degrees probably sounds cold for you, but during daytime here we do have around 20 degrees, so it's okay. Of course we're waiting for warmer days, but it might be that this summer in whole Northen Europe will stay like this. Such a huge difference from last year, when we had around 35 degrees, haha!

E from Helsinki

Anonymous said...

I must say I like them both...but my favourite shots are of her on the street in that gorgeous Burberry, or the tulle bustier gown with the abstract-ish background. In my book, Marion is always beautiful.


Teresa said...

I've always considered this woman so elegant and vintage-ish<3 she's just amazingly gorgeous!! my fave shot is the Ferragamo & Michel look.. WOW!

not to mention how talented she is.. love her character in Midnight in Paris and Inception!!!!

thanks for sharing this editorial :)

Fashion-Bridge said...

I adore her! she's an amazing actress, talented, elegant and incredinly beautiful woman! I make sure to but the Vogue September issues to enjoy her beauty.
PS. have you seen her latest movie "Rust & bones"? I highly recommend, it's one of the best I've ever seen




Denise said...

ALL the velvet outfits (I love velvet!) and the black lace gown and then the black McQueen gown - you know I love lace but above all that skirt line! Amazing!I read now your report about Avila, Salamanca and Madrid! I can imagine how your mins is still there! It's amazing! I went some times to Madrid, but unfortunately never to Salamanca, which through your pictures I can see is faaaabulous! What for a great report, I love your way to write and to show us pictures!

Fictitious Fashion said...

wow sam.. You've outdone yourself once again!!! Love all the outfits she wore.. Alexander McQueen is to die for!!! n oh that Ralph Lauren velvet suit.. I really wish to wear velvet outfit one day.. If I get the perfect elegant one :D

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I am totally loving that Alexander McQueen and Gucci dress. They are FABULOUS! She rocks the fashions well in both Magazines. :D

Joyce said...

She's so gorgeous, she can transform into so many different looks. models make it look so easy lol but it's so hard to take photos like that ! they've got the pose and expression down.

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Jessica said...

she is one of my faves so gorgeous and she has such a draw to her!!


bridechic said...


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Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam!! Hope all is well! Wow, she looks great! I love the fashion in these editorials. I love the WSJ better. It's very edgey. Thanks for stopping by and all the sweet birthday words.

xo Marie

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I adore the WSJ pictures.


Elle Sees said...

She is just flawless"

Josie said...

She's such a stunner! Looks gorgeous in both editorials, she was made to wear clothes like this. I love how she's not just a pretty face and is an amazing actress too xxx

Jayme and Mendi said...

I've got to go with Vogue. The photos are incredible & she is stunning!

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Clara Turbay said...

I like so much what you are doing here.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the high drama of the WSJ editorial!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Joyce said...

I love the vogue editorial! I think my favorite would be the Alexander McQueen tulle bustier gown, so dramatic! And wow those shoes are amazing :)I cannot wait to go see the Dark Knight Rises, are you going to go see it?

Jade Purple Brown said...

That velvet suit is so clean, want!


rolala said...

That WSJ cover is just stunning and all of the fashions are to die for! Marion Cotillard is an amazing actress and she makes one amazing model as well.

That gold dress you inquired about is a Salvatore Ferragamo. If I get to see Matt Bomer again, I'll try to coax him into a box so that I can post him to you ;-)

Rowena @ rolala loves

QT said...

Lovely post!

trishie said...

I love her style and she is such a classic beauty

Sydney H. said...

Love these looks especially the Burberry coat :)

-Sydney xo

Rahul Bhatia said...

I like both Vogue n WSJ, Sam:) A lovely treat in the morning:)

The Chic Sheet said...

She is just soo beautiful!


UnA said...

OMG Im in love with the 6th outfit!

Thanks for always posting amazingness!

<3 Una

Shes Dressing Up said...

Oh wow! She looks absolutely stunning in both editorials! <3

Paris said...

Gorgeous dresses! The dress for WSJ is so unique and captivating :)



Fabliha said...

marion is so beautiful - I love that velvet suit

Nicole said...

Love her! She is sooo beautiful! I like both editorials, but probably choose Vogue.

Fash Boulevard said...

Sam, this is amazing. I love how you designed this. Fabulous post! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post for LaurenConrad.com. xo


Miu said...

I prefer the Vogue editorial.
The clothes are more beautiful and I like the pictures there more, too.

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Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

So so cute!!! I love your blog. It is such an inspiration for me!!!
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Giancarlo said...

Un caloroso saluto...ciao

beautiful me plus you said...

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Indira said...

Love Marion, typical classy and fabulous French lady! ^_^

hope in high heels said...

she looks amazing in both shoots, but I think I prefer the Vogue one - such old world classic elegance.